The Celebrities We Lost in 2021

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Every year we lose some of the world's most beloved stars, and 2021 was no different. While we may have lost some iconic names this past year, their bodies of work and the impressions they made on people's lives around the world live on.

Betty White - 99

Just a couple of weeks shy of her 100th birthday, Betty White passed away on December 31st. The adored actress and producer snagged an Emmy for her role as Rose in "Golden Girls" in 1986. She continued to work in the entertainment world right up until her passing. 

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Norm MacDonald -61

The famed star of "Saturday Night Live" died this year at the age of 61 from cancer, a diagnosis he had been battling privately for nearly 10 years. Norm was well-loved in Hollywood by his peers and fans, and his career really took off after his time with SNL.

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The More You Know

  • Before she was a megastar, Madonna worked at Dunkin Donuts. She got fired for squirting jelly on a customer.
  • Before becoming a movie star, Harrison Ford was a master carpenter – a craft he still does as a hobby.
  • Before going solo, Britney Spears was in an all-female group called Innosense.
  • A far cry from her upper-class role on Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester was born in prison; her mother was serving time for smuggling drugs.
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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.